Ballet Squid Chronicles: Radio Silence!
…But don’t worry, I should be back in action soon.
Class on Monday was nice (we just did Essentials, because OMG homework). Other than that, I’ve been plowing through a huge, huge pile of schoolwork since last Wednesday.
It so happened that a couple of math homework assignments, an upcoming math exam (with attendant exam prep assignments) , and the due date for a major phase of my Senior Seminar project all coincided — and also that the Senior Sem project part took much longer than I expected (I made a huge survey, guys!). I have been very, very busy.
My brain is cooked and I’m sleep-deprived, so I’m taking the evening off tonight. In fact, I’m not even planning on riding my bike home: I’m going to roll home on the bus, then maybe take a walk.
I plan to hit up Friday’s 10 AM class. That’s a straight-up intermediate class (instead of combined Beginner&Intermediate, like Monday’s class), so that might be interesting. If nothing else, I can keep my fellow students amused.
For what it’s worth, while there was a straight-up blizzard of math assignments, I should note that I’m really enjoying my precalc class. In particular, I like my instructor, who has a great sense of humor and high expectations. I knew I would like her when, on the first day, she said, “…And it can be hard to do the password retrieval thing for MyMathLab, so seriously — just write it down. Nobody is going to break into MyMathLab and do your math homework.”
I think I did reasonably well on my exam. Most of it seemed pretty straightforward. I’ve found that I like working difference quotient problems, and part of me will be rather sad to see them go (though they’ll return for the final exam, I’m sure).
Meanwhile, the giant ball o’ Senior Sem stuff is done for now. Survey is made, Institutional Review Board forms are prepared, and all that jazz. I even managed to finish an article notes assignment that I’d overlooked completely.
So that’s it. Might be quiet here for a few more days, though I hope to regale you with exciting tales of my foray into the rarified realms of Weekday Morning Ballet on Friday.
So, there you have it. Be well, and keep the bottom side down 🙂